Police are investigating an alleged assault on Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel by Fleetwood Town counterpart Joey Barton, according to reports (April 13).
Barton, whose side lost 4-2 at Oakwell, is said to have clashed with Stendel in the tunnel following the clash in South Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Post have claimed that the two management teams clashed towards the end of the game after tempers erupted in front of the dugouts.
The alleged assault was said to have happened on the way back to the dressing rooms.
Police are now thought to be investigating the incident.
Barton was stopped from leaving Oakwell by South Yorkshire Police after the force launched an investigation into an ‘inciden.’
Video footage surfaced on social media showing Barton being stopped by police after attempting to leave Barnsley’s stadium in a BMW with Town CEO Steve Curwood.
But despite the police intervention witnesses say the Fleetwood head coach did not get out of the car and was not arrested.
Barton was allowed to leave Oakwell with Curwood just minutes after they were stopped - it is not clear whether he has been questioned about the ‘incident’.
Tykes goal scorer Cauley Woodrow took to social media after the game claiming Barton had left his boss Stendel bloodied. That tweet has now been deleted.
Barnsley issued a statement following the game, which read: “The club can confirm there was an alleged incident in the tunnel area that took place following the conclusion of today’s match, which South Yorkshire police are currently investigating.
“The club is assisting the police with its enquiries and, as a result, we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”
Fleetwood Town have declined to comment.
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